Mississauga, ON | Grades 11 - 12 | Shortlist
I enjoyed Ontario Online School a lot even surprisingly due to it being online. The school has helped me get into my desired post-secondary program. They could improve the quality of life by building an online student community. I cannot speak on behalf of other students who have taken a course at Ontario Online Schools since I did not interact with that many students. Though they provided a great academic learning environment by allowing their website to work on many different devices, and the site worked very smoothly. I rarely experienced any lagging on the site or technical difficulties which was great. Made my learning experience less stressful, and so much easier.
I enjoyed going to OOS. It did not feel like a daunting task having to log online and complete any assignments. I felt very welcomed at the Ontario Online Schools. I think the Moodle platform contributed to why I really enjoyed attending class. I could access Moodle on different types of devices. I was also able to complete assignments on my phone. The other students that I talked to were also very engaged within the school. Having kind and caring teachers, created an engaging and welcoming environment to learn in. Teachers really showed that they cared about their students and this helped ease the stress on myself and both my fellow peers. I believe that Ontario Online Schools is doing a great job in aiding students to achieve their academic success.
The overall quality of student life at Ontario Online Schools Network was great. Having it being an online school made it easy to work at my own pace and time still meeting deadlines. It helped regain my love for learning as much of the course material was relevant to today and it was all online which made it easy to navigate and access. Students were generally happy and passionate to learn. They were constantly engaged in all class discussions and assignments. The courses allowed the students to interact with one another and share their own opinion and knowledge of content learned during school. Everyone was constantly supportive of one another and provided constant feedback or constructive criticism. There wasn't a time I felt like I couldn't ask for help.
One of the most attractive feature of this school was the smaller class sizes. I was able to effortlessly contact my teachers and my classmates if I was ever confused or in need of help. Having smaller class sizes meant easier communication and a deeper understanding with the teachers. If school ever became overwhelming, I could easily consult my teacher about it, and work around that. I never felt stressed while attending my classes here, I was always aware that if I ever did feel stressed, my teachers would be there to help me. I also believe the students were extremely passionate in my classes, the discussion boards were always active with comments about the previous lessons, and was always full of encouraging comments from teachers and students.